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Award-winning children’s theatre company present the London premiere of The Gingerbread Man

Each year Bromley Churchill Theatre presents a brand new adaptation of a classic Christmas story in their studio alongside a spectacular pantomime in the main auditorium. In response to COVID-19 theatre closures, we have taken this year’s Christmas show, ‘The Gingerbread Man’ out of the studio and into the school halls of Bromley as well as online. We are working with award-winning puppetry company Knuckle and Joint and with support from Arts Council England to ensure that our local young audiences still have access to high quality cultural experiences this Christmas season.  This December, The Gingerbread Man has already played to 170 pupils at Harris Primary Academy Kent House and will engage a further 450 pupils with its downloaded version.

Knuckle and Joint was born in 2014 and is run by Director and Producer Rebecca O’Brien and supported by Co-Founder and Associate Set and Puppet Designer, Peter Morton.Rebecca O’Brien is a local artist to Bromley, growing up in Beckenham and attending Langley Park School for Girls from 2002–2009.  The Churchill Theatre provided Rebecca with many of her first theatre experiences so she is thrilled to return to where it all started and to work once again in collaboration with Creative Learning at the Churchill Theatre to inspire a future generation of theatre-goers.

Praise for previous Knuckle and Joint productions:

“the puppets on show are fun; artfully constructed, full of character and whimsy” 

Liz Moran, Director of Gulbenkian and bOing! Kent’s International Family Festival

For a pre-recorded film version for your education setting (running time 40 mins), contact Rebecca, rebecca@knuckleandjoint.co.uk. The download comes with accompanying activity sheets including how to make your own puppets.

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